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Fat Facts: The Basics

Content by: Erin (Nugent) Bern, RD

Understanding the difference between “good” and “bad” fats can be difficult. Use this guide to identify fats that are good and those that should be avoided or eaten in moderation.

Fat Facts: The Basics





While fats and oils should be used sparingly, there is no need to eliminate them completely from the diet. This guide can help make decisions when grocery shopping or meal planning.

Quick Tips:

1️⃣ Choose fats from whole foods like avocados and nuts.

2️⃣ Avoid fats from processed foods like baked goods and deep fried foods.

Next Steps:

1️⃣ Go to the SoulFIRE Health Recipe App and type in your favorite healthy fat to find a new recipe for inspiration.
(Recipes can be found by clicking "Apps" in the top menu of our website)

2️⃣ Apply this knowledge when planning your next grocery run.

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